O.J. Simpson Granted Parole After Almost 9 Years In Prison

Video After The Jump LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist, successfully making his case in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America’s enduring fascination with the former football star. Simpson, 70, could be …

The Prodigy’s The Fat of the Land Still Feels Like a New World

Photo: Prodigy/XL Recordings Crossing over is never easy, but its difficulty can be rewarding. Since the ’60s, popular music has been immeasurably enriched by the exchange between the United States and the United Kingdom: sharing a common language and roughly equal in inventiveness, the musicians the two nations have created …

What It Means to Be Halsey

Halsey has an idea. In fact, she’s practically swarming with them, because it’s one those days when the artist born Ashley Frangipane has been unkindly referred to as “extra.” Since this is the part the story that she ten feels irritated by, perhaps it’s best to get it out the …

Why the Alien Franchise Has Such a Dramatic Musical Past

From Alien: Covenant. Photo: Mark Rogers/Fox Film The Alien films never produced a musical theme that infiltrated pop culture the way their spacefaring peers Star Wars or Star Trek did, but the scores did make a mark. Jerry Goldsmith’s floating, clock-ticking flutes from Alien (1978) instantly evoke that film’s eerie …

Where Do PWR BTTM Go From Here?

PWR BTTM’s Ben Hopkins, who’s been accused multiple counts sexual assault. Photo: Scott Dudelson/Wire Last week, one member the queer punk duo PWR BTTM, Ben Hopkins, was accused multiple incidents sexual assault in a private Facebook group posting that spread online. Days later and with only small warning, PWR BTTM’s …

This Is the Best Meditation Music

From the outside, meditation seems like the simplest tasks: sit silently and focus on your breath as it moves in and out your body so as to be completely in the present. Easy peasy, right? But anyone who has attempted meditation, either laying in bed, sitting in a chair or …

Rock Isn’t Dead, It Just Moved to Canada

Photo-Illustration: Art Handler/Karl Walter/Getty s/Dennis Kleiman/Tim Mosenfelder/Getty s Where else can you go, if not New York? As the early-aughts New York revival faded to static, the center gravity in indie rock reverted to its default provincial location: somewhere in the countryside, but not too far away. Suburbs and campuses …

Lil Uzi Vert and Kurt Cobain Have Some Things in Common

Lil Uzi Vert. Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty s for Coachella Released for free at the end February, Lil Uzi Vert’s “XO Tour Llif3” has rapidly proven itself to be the most popular song the young Philadelphia artist’s career, racking up over 70 million listens on SoundCloud alone; later rereleased on Spotify …

Ranking All 373 Rolling Stones Songs

Time doesn’t apply to the Rolling Stones quite like it does to other rock bands. Their longevity is staggering — this band has been around for 55 years. Fifty-five years! Founding members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Charlie Watts have been hitched to each other for far longer than the …

The Concert Ticket Industry Is Still Broken

Photo: Filo/Getty s On February 5, 2011, New York City’s LCD Soundsystem announced its extravagant farewell. On April 2 that same year, the indie collective said that it would play its final show at the highest heights Big Apple performances: Madison Square Garden. Presale tickets were available in person at …